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Anti-US protest over Jerusalem turns violent in Lebanon

Anti-US protest over Jerusalem turns violent in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces on Sunday fired tear gas and water cannon at demonstrators attempting to march on the US embassy in Beirut in protest at President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Security forces cut off all roads leading to the embassy in northern Beirut to prevent protesters from reaching the mission. The forces also set up barbed ...

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Allow audit C’ttee on recovered loot to cover OBJ, Yar’Adua, Jonathan’s govts, SERAP tells Buhari

Allow audit C’ttee on recovered loot to cover OBJ, Yar’Adua, Jonathan’s govts, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari “welcoming the inauguration of the Audit Committee on the Recovery and Management of Stolen Assets as a partial fulfilment of the judgment by Justice Idris,” and requesting him to use his “leadership position to strengthen and extend the mandate of the committee to cover the ...

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How we spent Abia’s N30 billion bailout, Paris Club loan refunds – Gov. Ikpeazu

How we spent Abia’s N30 billion bailout, Paris Club loan refunds – Gov. Ikpeazu

Even with his persistent employment drive and the deafening campaigns on the patronage of Made-In-Aba goods and services, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has had to face criticisms for not paying Abia State workers’ salaries. The tongue-lashing climaxed after the receipt of the bailout funds and the Paris Club loan refunds from the Federal Government. But the governor appears not to have ...

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FG discovers 178 gas flare sites across Nigeria

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The Federal Government, Wednesday, disclosed that it has commenced the verification of gas flare sites across the country, stating that already, it has discovered that there are at least 178 sites where gas are flared, as opposed to 140 sites listed in the past. Speaking in Abuja, at the Gas Buyers’ Forum, organized by the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria, ...

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Oyegun’s incompetence responsible for Atiku’s exit from APC – Frank

Oyegun’s incompetence responsible for Atiku’s exit from APC – Frank

Suspended Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Timi Frank has berated the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun for reportedly downplaying the effects of the exit of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar. He said the chairman should be sober because the former vice president left the party largely due to the incompetent leadership at ...

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Libya slave trade: Omokri commends Buhari over return of 234 Nigerians

Libya slave trade: Omokri commends Buhari over return of 234 Nigerians

Reno Omokri, former media aide to immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, has commended President Buhari for his prompt action on the slave trade business in Libya. DAILY POST reports that 234 Nigerians 242 migrants were repatriated from Libya following several “save our soul” messages from Nigerian migrants stranded in the country. Omokri in his tweet wrote, “I commend Nigerian President ...

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“Its a slap in the face if Nigerians can be treated in this manner” – Senate reacts to Libya Slave trade

"Its a slap in the face if Nigerians can be treated in this manner" - Senate reacts to Libya Slave trade

The Nigerian Senate has reacted to the Libyan slave trade auctions. At plenary yesterday, after reviewing the gruesome images and videos that have populated the news media, the Senate took action on the ongoing slave trade in Libya. In a statement released moments ago, ‘we passed a Resolution calling on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon the Libyan Ambassador ...

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United State donates tactical equipment and vehicles to NDLEA

United State donates tactical equipment and vehicles to NDLEA

The United States government has donated seven vehicles and a variety of technical equipment to the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), as part of its continued support for the counter-narcotics agency. U.S. Consul General John Bray, who made the donation today at a brief ceremony in Lagos, emphasised the importance of law enforcement cooperation between the U.S. and Nigeria ...

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FG suspends SEC boss, two others

FG suspends SEC boss, two others

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, yesterday, suspended the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo, over allegations of financial misappropriation. In a statement in Abuja, signed by Patricia Deworitshe, Deputy Director, Press, Federal Ministry of Finance, the suspension is to allow for unhindered investigation of several allegations of financial impropriety leveled against the Director-General of ...

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Reactions trail Imo 2018 budget saga

Reactions trail Imo 2018 budget saga

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State’s failed presentation of 2018 budget has continued to generate reactions. It will be recalled that Okorocha planned to present the state budget on Tuesday. But it turned out to be a drama, when lawmakers did not show up for the budget presentation. Following this development, a cross section of stakeholders, who spoke to Vanguard ...

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End of Badoo? 120 youths renounce cultism in Ikorodu, Lagos

End of Badoo? 120 youths renounce cultism in Ikorodu, Lagos

No fewer than 120 youths on Wednesday renounced membership of different cult groups and surrendered their weapons on Wednesday at Imota in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The renunciation by the cultists followed recent violent clash between rival cult gangs which claimed three lives in the area. Addressing the repented cultists, Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Imohimi Edgar said ...

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INEC creates additional 370 CVR centres

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has approved the creation of additional 370 Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) centres across the country. The commission, in a statement issued on its online newspapers on Wednesday in Abuja, said that each states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was allocated 10 new centres each. “When added to the existing 302 centres ...

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BREAKING: Charly Boy group vows to occupy Libyan embassy over slave auctioning

Charly Boy group vows to occupy Libyan embassy over slave auctioning

The group of good governance activists led by veteran musician, Charles Oputa, also known as Charly Boy, has vowed to occupy the Libyan Embassy in Abuja in protest against alleged crime of slave auctioning of Nigerians and other Africans in Libya. In a statement jointly signed by Charly Boy, Deji Adeyanju, Ariyo Dare Atoye, and Bako Abdul Usman, on Wednesday ...

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Lagos state police command gets new PRO

Lagos state police command gets new PRO

The Lagos state police command has appointed Chike Godwin Oti as its new Public Relations officer. Oti takes over from Olarinde Famous-Cole. Oti is from Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State. He enlisted into the police on May 18, 1992 as a Cadet Sub-Inspector of Police and trained at the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano. He holds a Bsc ...

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Photos: 500 victims of human trafficking including 16-year old Nigerian girl forced her into prostitution in Mali, rescued

500 victims of human trafficking including 16-year old Nigerian girl forced her into prostitution in Mali, rescued

Nearly 500 victims of human trafficking, including 236 minors, have been rescued following an INTERPOL operation carried out simultaneously across Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. One of the victims, a 16-year old Nigerian girl, was promised work in Mali which would allow her to care for her family. She was taken on by a ‘sponsor’ who then forced her ...

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President Buhari urges religious movements to assist African countries in the fight against corruption

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President Muhammadu Buhari has urged religious movements to assist African countries rid themselves of the scourge of corruption. Speaking at the State House today while receiving the Grand Khalifa of Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement Worldwide, Sheikh Muhammadul-Kabir, the President also enjoined such movements to work for “the cementing of our continental relationships and peaceful coexistence.” President Buhari commended the movement’s commitment ...

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Egypt mosque attack update: Death toll rises to 235

Egypt mosque attack update: Death toll rises to 235

At least 235 people are dead after suspected militants set off a bomb and opened fire at a mosque in northern Sinai province, health ministry spokesperson says. There are fears that the death toll, which rose from 85 to 235, may rise further. World leaders have condemned the attack and sent their condolences to Egypt. US President Donald Trump, British ...

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Federal Government to reintroduce toll gates across the country with 38 points identified in the first phase

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded plans to re-introduce tolls on major highways across the country. He made this known while appearing before the Senate Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency on Thursday. He said: “Clearly, tolling is coming. We are not going to ask road users to ...

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Murder of ex-PDP Chairman’s son: Court sends alleged killer wife, Maryam to prison

Murder of ex-PDP Chairman’s son: Court sends alleged killer wife, Maryam to prison

An Abuja High Court sitting at Jabi, on Friday, ordered the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, to transfer Maryam Sanda, wife of murdered son of erstwhile Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bilyamin Bello, to Suleja Prison. Trial Justice Yusuf Halilu gave the remand order after Maryam was arraigned on a two-count charge of culpable homicide punishable by death under ...

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Zimbabwean army arrests finance minister after $10 Million was found in his house

Zimbabwean army arrests finance minister after $10 Million was found in his house

As the crisis in Zimbabwe continues, the military has arrested the country’s finance minister, Ignatius Chombo and photos of his bullet-riddled house has emerged online. It is understood Chombo was taken captive from his Borrowdale home around 1am last week after the Zimbabwean army’s televised announcement that it was taking control of the country. Speaking on Al Jazeera, Norton MP ...

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